|Rover waiting to be chased|
|Rover after a romp in our pond|
|Rufus in the hay field|
Tonight as I put the dogs' food into their dishes, the guinea pigs started to squeal. Apparently the sound of dog food going into a dish made them think they needed some too.
Our guinea pig, Katie Bug, is a fat and sassy pig, she loves hay and carrots and will squeal when she thinks she needs more attention. The classroom guinea pig, S'mores, is a sleek haired pig, with a lot of energy. She is commonly found on top of her igloo house instead of inside of it. She likes to squeal whenever she feels like it. Arliss told me she likes to squeal during spelling tests. She must think that she needs to make noise when the class is too quiet.
|Rufus taking his first swim in our pond|
For a time I allowed the dogs to run outside as long as I was with them, so they could get a taste of their territory. I don't do it often and I certainly don't do it at night. We have coyotes around here and they aren't afraid of humans. One afternoon I opened the door to let the dogs run and Rover went out like a streak. I caught a glimpse of brown running near the cornstalks. Rover was running at a deer's flank and keeping stride with it. The deer had no idea what to do, by the time I realized what was happening Rufus was out the door as well. I looked up and down the road to make sure no cars were coming, because Rover was still determined to catch this "thing" that was in his yard. Across the road, into the neighboring soybean field the dogs ran, suddenly another deer started to run, now Rover and Rufus were after three deer. There had been two in my yard and another had been waiting in the soybeans. By the time I got the dogs back in the house, I was out of breath and didn't know whether to beat the dogs or laugh. I could see the headlines now, "SUBURBAN DOG CATCHES DINNER."
Oh well. I do know that between Arliss, Travis, and the dogs I will never be bored. I just wish I could find a way to keep the red hair I have from turning totally white before I turn 42, I know the boys and dogs won't help me.